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This subject guide also covers biochemistry.


Articles (journals, newspapers, magazines)

Key article databases for chemistry and physics:

Arrow  Scifinder-N
Note: SciFinder-N requires mandatory registration before first login (your Massey email address is required). Includes Chemical Abstracts and Medline. Comprehensive coverage of chemical literature from the CAS (Chemical Abstracts Society) databases. Primary database for all areas of pure and applied chemistry, biochemistry and related sciences. Allows chemical structure searching and citation linking.

Arrow Scopus Click for more information View a demonstration.
Extensive multidisciplinary database with a strong science and technology component. Includes citation linking and analysis, Medline and global patents coverage, and high-quality web resources.

Arrow Web of Science Click for more information View a demonstration.
Excellent research tool - its citation and related records linking is particularly powerful. Includes:

  • Web of Science Core Collection (multidisciplinary, citation database)
  • Biological Abstracts (entire field of life sciences)
  • CAB Abstracts (includes agriculture, horticulture, animal /veterinary science)
  • MedLine (U.S. National Library of Medicine®) - Note: accessing PubMed directly provides faster coverage and good linking to fulltext content.

Arrow Google Scholar Click for more information View a demonstration.
Multidisciplinary Google search engine for scholarly articles and books. Includes citation linking, and full-text searching of many publications.

Arrow Analytical Abstracts Click for more information
New techniques and applications in analytical chemistry, with full analytical method details.

Arrow Contains significant New Zealand content New Zealand Science Click for more information
A comprehensive index of New Zealand science, provided by the Crown Research Institutes, Conservation Department and the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Arrow Database Licence Information
Legal guidelines about how and by whom Library-subscribed article databases may be used.


Background Information

Comprehensive Encyclopaedias

Arrow Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
The premier encyclopaedia for chemistry and all its related applications, offering comprehensive articles with extensive referencing for further research.

Arrow Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry
Covers all aspects of industrial chemistry and related areas.

Arrow In Print Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
A major 20-volume work.

Arrow Encyclopedia of Food Chemistry (3rd ed) 2019

Arrow More Encyclopaedias
Search the Library for more chemistry and physics encyclopaedias.

Concepts & Definitions

Arrow Search the Library for chemistry and physics dictionaries

Handbooks & Manuals

Arrow Search Discover for relevant material.


Books & Ebooks

Arrow Search Discover
Find Library books, journals, DVDs, online resources & other material.

Arrow Postgraduate students and staff: Search Libraries Worldwide to find and request books that are not held by any Massey University Library.

Arrow Google Books
Searches across the full-text of books from around the world.

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Arrow Books and Ebooks at Massey Library

Thesis Information

Arrow Finding Theses
Locate Massey, New Zealand, and international theses.

Arrow Massey University Guide to the Presentation of Theses